10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s the news:

  • A new book claims that Google’s $5.8 billion offer for Groupon fell through because the breakup fee wasn’t high enough and Groupon believed it still had plenty of room to grow.
  • Now that Scott Thompson is out of the picture, Yahoo is in talks with Facebook to resolve their patent disputes, AllThingsD reports.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is currently testing ways to let children under the age of 13 sign up for the website. This move could set off a whole new round of privacy complaints.
  • Henry Blodget argues that the television business as we know it is starting to collapse.
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will launch on all four major carriers very soon.
  • Foursquare is teasing a huge redesign of its app with these screenshots.
  • Multiple reports suggest that Apple will introduce Facebook integration with iOS 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference this month.
  • You’ll never guess what name Apple originally wanted to use for the iPhone.
  • Here’s the inside story of how the Samwer brothers made billions by cloning popular startups like Facebook and Groupon.
  • In case you missed it: Take an office tour of SEO Company Conductor, one of the best work places in New York.

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